Arizona, Nevada and Maryland were the top 3 states in the adoption of Energy star certified homes in 2013 at 48%, 28% & 24% respectively. Adoption is the percentage of Energy star certified homes of total homes built in 2013.

After the top 3 states, the following 9 states came next and had an adoption rate of more than 10%

  1. Vermont: 18.9%

  2. Delaware: 18.9%

  3. North Carolina:  14.7%

  4. Texas: 14.1%

  5. Iowa: 14.1%

  6. New Hampshire: 13.2%

  7. Idaho: 12.9%

  8. Ohio: 11.2%

  9. New Mexico: 10.7%


The performance of Arizona, Florida & North Carolina is especially notable since these states are also among the top performers in total energy star certified homes. Texas alone had 20713 energy certified homes in 2013 & with a total of 420728 homes built to date.



Connecticut was the median performer at 6.3% & the below 17 states were in the median range between 5 to 10% of total adoption.


  1. Virginia: 10.0%

  2. Pennsylvania: 8.8%

  3. Rhode Island: 8.7%

  4. California: 8.6%

  5. Colorado: 8.4%

  6. Tennessee: 7.7%

  7. Hawaii 7.6%

  8. South Carolina: 6.8%

  9. New York: 6.7%

  10. Montana: 6.6%

  11. Illinois: 6.5%

  12. Florida: 6.3%

  13. Connecticut: 6.3%

  14. Indiana: 5.6%

  15. Oregon: 5.4%

  16. New Jersey: 5.2%

  17. Michigan: 5.2%


14 states were in the lower performers & had an adoption rate of between 1 to 5%

  1. Massachusetts: 4.9%

  2. Utah: 4.8%

  3. Alaska: 4.4%

  4. Maine: 4.4%

  5. Washington: 4.0%

  6. Kentucky: 3.9%

  7. Mississippi: 3.7%

  8. Georgia: 3.3%

  9. Wyoming: 2.8%

  10. South Dakota : 2.2%

  11. Missouri: 2.2%

  12. Alabama: 2.1%

  13. West Virginia: 1.4%

  14. Nebraska: 1.2%



Given below are eight worst performing states that had less than a 1% adoption rate:


  1. Oklahoma: 0.93%

  2. Kansas: 0.76%

  3. Arkansas: 0.59%

  4. Louisiana: 0.24%

  5. District of Columbia: 0.12%

  6. Minnesota: 0.11%

  7. North Dakota: 0.11%

  8. Wisconsin: 0.05%


Energy Star certified home owners have saved over $30 Billion in energy costs. Besides savings on the typical energy bill of $2000/household, energy efficient homes can also get additional discounts & savings on FHA insured mortgages & home insurance.